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  • ’And what do you mean to do, Peggotty,’ says I, wistfully.
  • I think, as Mrs. Micawber sat at the back of the coach, with the children, and I stood in the road looking wistfully at them, a mist cleared from her eyes, and she saw what a little creature I really was.
  • ’You see,’ said Mr. Dick, wistfully, ’if I could exert myself, Mr. Traddles — if I could beat a drum— or blow anything!’
  • ’Come!’ said she, accepting the offer of my hand to help her over the fender, and looking wistfully up into my face, ’you know you wouldn’t mistrust me, if I was a full-sized woman!’
  • Dora glanced wistfully at the clock, and hinted that she thought it was too fast.
  • He looked so wistfully into my face, and was so anxious to understand, that I took great pains to answer him slowly and distinctly, as I might have entered on an explanation to a child.
  • I dare say he rarely spoke a dozen words in an hour: but his quiet interest, and his wistful face, found immediate response in both their breasts; each knew that the other liked him, and that he loved both; and he became what no one else could be — a link between them.

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  • Sitting in her wheelchair, she looked wistfully at the dancers.
  • I could see them smiling wistfully at us.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember

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